Thanks to all the wonderful box donations! I don't have an exact count, but we have LOTS! After mass tomorrow, we are going to start to get them labeled and organized and I'll let you know by tomorrow PM in the newsletter if we need more.
Our TP roll saints are SO CUTE! I'll try to get a photo of a few tomorrow, but they are hanging in the hall now.
Be on the lookout for mummies coming home tonight. Some have a few layers of wrapping to finish, by they are mostly complete.
Finally, great news..... we met our class Book It reading goal for October! As a class, we need to collectively read 16,500 minutes a month. After all our tabulations today, our total was 16,610! Way to go! I have a small treat/prize for the kids we'll enjoy tomorrow.
All Saints Day Liturgy is at 10:30 tomorrow. Join us if you can.
We are in need of boxes! Lots of them!
The 5th grade is in charge of organizing the food collection in November for local food banks. We collect boxes, decorate them, distribute them to all the classrooms, offer extras as needed, and collect, close, and organize them for pick-up before Thanksgiving.
The best size is about a box that was for a ream of paper. Anything approximately this size is good. This way, it isn't too big for the heavy items we collects, but isn't too small for the lighter items. I typically give 2 to each classroom, which means for Pre-K-8, we'd need 40 boxes!
Feel free to bring them up and drop them off before or after school or sending them in with your child is fine with me too. This week or next would be perfect. Thank you for your help!
22. monster mash
What we did this week:
Reading: Story - When the Circus Came to Town
Focus Skill - Theme
Spelling: Lesson 9
English: Finished nouns, began brainstorming and research for our biography reports
Religion: The Eucharist and took a "field trip" to the chapel to see some vessels and vestments up close
Science: Life Science - The upward flow of water in plants/trees, pumpkin anatomy
SS: Climate/weather, Human Environment Interaction, types of earth, air, and water pollution
* We started the Sumdog website math practice. Students can play/practice at home with their own logins and passwords. The kids LOVE it so far!
* We completed our pumpkin globes. See the website for some great pictures.
* We carved our own class pumpkin. He'll stay cool in the fridge over the weekend and help decorate our classroom next week.
* I'm going to ask the kids to bring in an empty toilet paper/paper towel tube by Wednesday. Set them aside if you have any this weekend. If you have more than one, we might need some extras, so the more the merrier.
Tuesday: Ch 5 Religion Test
Wednesday: Ch 2 SS Test (or Thurs)
Thursday: October Book It Book Report and Reading Log (Calendar) Due
Friday: Halloween/Autumn words Spelling List Test
**The Lesson 10 Spelling Words on the website are for Lesson 10 which will be the week of Nov 4-8. This coming week's list, the students will choose the challenge words. I'll send these out or post them to the website on Monday 10/28 or Tuesday 10/29.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Today we started our pumpkin globes project! First, we learned about longitude, latitude, the equator, prime meridian, the Tropic of Cancer, and the Tropic of Capricorn. Then we got started measuring and putting these details on our pumpkins.
This afternoon, we began labeling and creating our continents. To be continued tomorrow....
What we did this week:
Reading: Story - The Night of San Juan
Spelling: Lesson 8
English: Singular/Plural Possessive Nouns, Scavenger Hunt for Nouns Game
Religion: Confirmation & The Act of Hope prayer
Science: Life Science - Photosynthesis
SS: Weather, Climate, Storms, Human/Environment Interaction: Pollution
Make sure to check out the 5th grade website from time to time. I try to post pictures occasionally about things we do in the classroom. Plus, I will start posting the additional 5 "challenge" words that are not pre-printed in our Spelling books, but are included in our weekly lists. I will post 2 weeks worth of these words at a time. (Words for lessons 7-8 are posted, words for 9-10 coming soon.) I have also posted links to websites we've used for class that the students enjoy and can share with you.
Just a reminder to follow-up from the Youth Protection Update flier that went home last week...
If you have your clearances, these ID cards are set to expire in December. Due to recent changes and more upcoming changes to the training based on the Sandusky/Penn State trial, you will not be required to retake the training until these changes are implemented in the Diocese program. Therefore, in December, you will be asked to turn in your current badge in exchange for a new one with an extended expiration date.
Wednesday: Current Event (CE) Due
SS Ch 2 Less 3-4 Quiz
Thursday: Reading WLT #7 "When the Circus Came to Town"
English Unit 2 Nouns Test
Friday: Spelling Lesson 9
* We will soon be brainstorming ideas for an upcoming written essay. Students should start to think about WHO they would like to write about and research for a biography.
* Something may "pop up" in Math next week....
* Between Monday-Wednesday, each student should bring in a pumpkin for an in-school project. It should be approximately the size of a soccer ball.
* Wolfgang Prize Assembly Wednesday Oct. 23
* Dress down day for a donation to the missions ($1 suggested). This will be next Friday, October 25th and students should wear black and orange.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Lesson 9 – SPELLING BOOK P35 PRACTICE BOOK P51
Lesson 10 – SPELLING BOOK P39 PRACTICE BOOK P58 – NONE – USE LOOSELEAF (Review Lesson)
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
My name is Mrs. Lesley Maurer and I am the 5th grade teacher. This is my 14th year teaching in Catholic schools and my 12th year here at SJS.
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Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art